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Alexander
06.12.11, 09:53 AM
I got an e-mail from Fr Mano and I thought of posting this here as well. Copy of e-mail below...


Dear Friends,

Last Nov. 30, 2006, a supertyphoon Reming ravaged the Bikol Region and Southern Tagalog, Philippines. More than 400 people have already been buried; hundreds more are missing. The death toll, according to the Red Cross, will most likely exceed 1,000. Moreover, 10,000 families have been dislocated, their homes and fields buried under tons of mud from the slopes of the Mayon volcano. The thousands who have been dispossessed are temporarily sheltered in evacuation centers.

The evacuees are in need of food, clothing, medicines. They have lost loved ones; for many everything they own. We beg for your financial assistance.

For those in the U.S., please address and send your
checks to:

Fr. Peter Pojol, S.J.
Hopkins House
40 Kirkland St. Cambridge, MA 02138-2031

Together with the Filipino graduate students in the Boston area, Fr. Peter will account and remit the donations to:

Fr. Jovic E. Lobrigo
Chair, Social Action Center
Diocese of Legazpi
Albay District, 4500 Legazpi City, Philippines

As with our past fund-raising email campaigns (for the typhoon victims in Bikol and Infanta, Quezon in 2004 during which we raised P755,508.80 and for the mudslide victims of Guinsaugon, Leyte in 2005 during which we raised $10,893.43), the Tanging Yaman
Foundation, Inc., will email all the donors:

1) a master list of donations received, and
2) an electronic receipt from Fr. Lobrigo,

in order to assure you that every dollar you send will go to the evacuees in Bikol.

As we await the coming of our Lord this Advent Season, may the more than 40,000 dispossessed in Bikol encounter the mercy of God through the compassion and aid of people from all over the world.


Sincerely in our Lord,

Fr. Manoling V. Francisco, S.J.
Executive Director
Tanging Yaman Foundation, Inc.

San Jose Major Seminary
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Hieghts, Q.C., M.M.
Philippines